This Christmas I had a goal to incorporate some handmade gifts into my gift giving, but I was a little stumped on what to do. I was walking around JoAnn’s one day and discovered a section full of blank wood items SCREAMING for me to personalize. So that’s just what I did.
Sadly, I was sick with an upper respiratory infection when I made these, so I did not take pictures as I went along, but they weren’t hard and can mainly be used as inspiration for you if you ever need a grandma and grandpa present idea.
What you need:
Wooden board and/or picture frame from JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby
Acrylic paint in colors of your choice
Stencil (I made my stencil with my Silhouette using vinyl)
Start by staining your wood. I used a dark stain I already had on hand from a project earlier this year.
Once the stain has dried use your stencil to paint on whatever suits you best and then if you want to incorporate your child’s hand print on there to personalize it add it at the end…carefully!!
Hope this inspires you a bit to try handmade items for your family for birthday’s or valentine’s day coming up. My parents really enjoyed them and my Dad has always liked that saying, so now it can serve as a constant reminder to him.
What items have you made your families for Christmas?
AWWW This is a blast! Im going to do this ASAP before my kidz get any older:)Thanks so much,Im your newest newbie follower stop by sometime and chat! Deidre~ https://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com
Very cute! I’m always looking for new ideas for hand and footprint crafts to give to family. Thanks!
What a beautiful idea! I didn’t do nearly enough of this sort of thing when my boys were small, and I wish I had.
I.LOVE.THIS…..ALOT! What a great idea! 🙂
Great idea. It is a wonderful keepsake. Stopping by from Tip Junkie
I love these! Such a cool idea! I would love for you to share it at my “Best of 2011” link party, along with any other posts you are most proud of from this year, at http://www.petalstopicots.com
This is so cute! I love color of stain with the blue paint!
Wow, those really came out great. i have seen that wood at the craft stores and never knew what to do with it. I am a new FB fan visiting from A Glimpse Inside. Vicky from Mess For Less
Love this!!! So making this this coming weekend! Thanks for sharing on Shabby Creek Cottage!
Stephanie @ All Artful
I love how these came out. 🙂
I’d love for you to link up & share: https://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-linky-party-week-nineteen.html
I love these! Thanks for linking up to the Pinteresting Link Party!
Such sweet gifts!
Beautiful gifts, as a Grandmother I know they must have loved these! I’m now a follower!
Just wanted to let you know I pinned this, so I’ll remember it!
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What a great project! I wish my own kids were young enough…but I am thinking of using it with my Pre-K students (Christian School).
I love this, so sweet!
Oh my word, this is AMAZING!!! I am soooooo honored that you turned my little phrase into something so special! FANTASTIC JOB!!! 🙂
Love this idea! Found you at the House of Hepworths. Thanks a bunch for this great tute!!!
I have decided to incorporate some handmade gifts into my gift giving.